Physicians can prescribe immediately!
READ THIS STUDY:
While unpublished yet, the first patient trial of Plaquenil for COVID-19, conducted in Marseilles, France, has reported encouraging early results. The trial, announced in a video on Monday, was led by Didier Raoult, a physician-scientist who has published on microbes for several decades.
According to a draft article by Raoults team and obtained by me, 36 patients were enrolled in the trial, including 16 infected controls and 20 treated patients. The test group was given 600 mg daily of Plaquenil, which is on the WHOs List of Essential Medicines and has been used for malaria, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
At day three, the study reported, 50 percent of the treated group turned from positive to negative for the COVID-19 virus. By day six, 70 percent tested negative.
As intriguing, of the 20 test patients, six who were treated with both Plaquenil and the antibiotic azithromycin did even better, the team reported. Five of the six, or 83 percent, tested negative at day three. All six, 100 percent, tested negative at day six.
Meanwhile, the control patients largely stayed sick longer. On days three and six, just 6.3 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively, tested negative. The research paper did not include how they were alternatively treated.
Raoults findings prompted the French Minister of Health Tuesday to approve expanded treatment trials, with one commencing in Lille, according to France 3, a public television station.
If anyone can teach the virus to “surrender”... go France! :)
Elon Musk recently suggested the same drug.
This was on Tucker tonight... if confirmed markets are going to skyrocket.
I remember Chloroquine well.
By the way, Hydrochloroquine is in the VA formulary.
I saw an explanation of this on MedCram a few days ago. In that, this drug was paired with zinc. The drug helped the cells grant entry to the zinc so that cells could use it.
bump for later
we’ve been reading about this drug plus remisdiv (sp?) for a few weeks now......
This drug, plus quarantines, is very likely how China stopped the pandemic there. It will work here, too, God willing.
My husband takes chloroquine. We went to get a refill today and it wont be in stock until mid-April we were told. It makes me wonder if theyre hoarding it in case this turns out to be true.
IIRC the G.I.s were handed that stuff like it was candy.
“but of those that had received Plaquenil, after six days, only 25% were still contagious.
This may seem like an obvious question, but what percentage of them died? Stupid authors always forget to answer the biggest question.
so where is it made?
One thing the French have always been good at is disease research.